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November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Five fables [electronic resource]

November 17, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017.
1 online resource
Episode 1. The two mice -- episode 2. The preaching of the swallow -- episode 3. The fox, the wolf, and the Carter -- episode 4. The mouse and the lion -- episode 5. The fox, the wolf, and the farmer.
The writing of Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, the narration of comedian Billy Connolly, and beautiful animation bring to life these five enchanting fables.

In this corner of the world [electronic resource]

November 17, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Shout! Factory, 2017.
1 online resource
"In this corner of the world tells the emotional story of Suzu, a young girl from Hiroshima, who's just become a bride in the nearby city of Kure during World War II. Living with her husband's family, Suzu has to adjust to her new life, which is made especially difficult by regular air raids. But life must go on, and Suzu--through the help of her new family and neighbors--begins to discover the joys of everyday life in Kure. Much is gained in Kure, but with war, many things cherished are also lost."--Container

Science kids. Genetics dominant and recessive genes [electronic resource]

November 17, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Wonderscape Entertainment, 2016.
1 online resource
Learn all about genetics and why certain traits are either dominant or recessive. What are genes, DNA, and chromosomes? What is genetic inheritance? The answers are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video. On-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.

The inventor's secret [electronic resource] : what Thomas Edison told Henry Ford

November 17, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2015.
1 online resource
The story of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, focusing on their friendship and inventions. -- Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success.

Yo! Yes? [electronic resource].

November 17, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Weston Woods, 1999.
1 online resource
Two lonely boys who don't know each other meet on a city street. Brought together with a simple "Yo!" answered by the other one's "Yes?" and the bounce of a basketball, this modern classic will strike a chord with every child who's ever longed for a friend.

Synchronicity [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
A mind-bending "Sci-fi Noir" in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time, uncovering the secret of time travel. But a ruthless corporate tycoon, Klaus Meisner, will stop at nothing to steal it. To protect his discovery, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. Once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.

The eyes of my mother [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. But after a shocking event shatters their idyllic life, the young girl must cope with the nightmarish repercussions that echo into adulthood. As she matures, it becomes clear that this beautiful but dangerous young woman has some very peculiar desires.

Sunset song [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
Follows the life of a Scottish farm girl, Chris, as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rite of passage story set just before the First World War. The war and the struggles Chris endures test her resolve for love and her idyllic country farm life.

The wave [electronic resource].

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
The very day he's about to drive his family to a new life in the city, geologist Kristian Elkjord senses something wrong with the mountain that overlooks his scenic town. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, but when a landslide from the mountain sends tons of rock and earth crashing into the water, everyone has ten minutes to outrace the resulting tsunami to higher ground.

Day of the fight [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Echelon Studios, 1950.
1 online resource

High-rise [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
Dr. Robert Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

A kind of murder [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : Magnolia Pictures, 2017.
1 online resource
A crime novelist obsessed with an unsolved murder case begins to fantasize about committing a crime of his own. His marriage is an unhappy one, and his desire to be free from his beautiful but damaged wife becomes an obsession. But when his wife is found dead, the lines blur between innocence and intent, forcing the question: who, in fact, is the real killer?

Can you afford to retire? [electronic resource]

November 14, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : PBS, 2006.
1 online resource
1. A new era -- 2. Inside the story of United's bankruptcy -- 3. Save yourself -- 4. What's ahead?
"The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. In addition to Social Security, the pillars of retirement income for Americans have been either lifetime corporate pensions or employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks. But both retirement strategies are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers now expect to be working into their retirement years."--Container.

Girlhood.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (114 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the "boys' law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

Aguirre, the wrath of God = Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Noted by legendary film critic Roger Ebert as one of his top ten favorite films of all time, this masterpiece from Oscar-nominated director Werner Herzog is an unforgettable portrait of madness and power. In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the Incan empire, Gonzalo Pizarro (Allejandro Repulles) leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes into the heart of the most savage environment on earth in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature, and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), "The Wrath of God," is consumed with visions of conquering all of South America and revolts, leading his own army down a treacherous river on a doomed quest into oblivion.

It had to be you.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A whimsical romantic comedy that's raunchy and yet gentle, IT HAD TO BE YOU explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance. Sonia is a neurotic jingle writer who's always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies.

Lured.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (103 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In this sumptuous thriller by legendary filmmaker Douglas Sirk and featuring a bevy of classic stars of the silver screen, a serial killer is on the loose in London, luring young women into his web through ads placed in the personal column. Scotland Yard's bait to ensnare the villain is a young American dance hall girl (played by a stunning Lucille Ball), who encounters a series of likely suspects, including the always dashing George Sanders as a sophisticated playboy and an unforgettable Boris Karloff as a mad fashion designer.

Odette Toulemonde.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (97 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A French romantic comedy concerning an unlikely relationship between two Parisians, Variety called ODETTE TOULEMONDE "A Charmer! An adorable slice of magical realism that thumbs its cinematic nose at the intelligentsia." The title character (Catherine Frot) is a forty-year-old saleswoman, saddled with two children (an adolescent daughter and a hairdresser son), who spends her days hawking cosmetics from behind the counter of a Parisian department store. Odette has absolutely no reason to feel limitless joy or to retain a bright, positive outlook on life, but experiences both - thanks in no small part to the novels of her favorite author, Balthazar Balsan (Albert Dupontel). Meanwhile, Balsan ostensibly has everything - money, fame, success - and yet feels unbridled emptiness inside. These two lives suddenly intersect and complement each other in fantastic and unexpected ways.

Police story.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (101 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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Considered -- and rightly so -- a Hong Kong action cinema classic, POLICE STORY marks Jackie Chan's initial foray into the stunt-filled action movie genre that became his trademark. Jackie Chan plays an honest cop, Chan Ka-Kui, assigned to protect a witness whose key testimony could bring down the drug baron, Chu. However, when the witness gets away from Chan, there's no evidence to put Chu away, and he is set free. Chu goes on a vendetta to frame Chan for a murder. He goes on the run and must quickly find the witness to protect her and prove his own innocence.

At the fork.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (95 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, "At the Fork" follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces animal products for human consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America's farmers -- real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

The Kentucky fried movie.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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The original take-off cult classic from the highly successful team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker (Airplane, The Naked Gun), this "uproariously funny [film]" - TV Guide launched a thousand laughs and serves as a precursor to the raunch-fests of the '80s and the blockbuster success of the Farrelly Brothers films. Directed by the legendary John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers), THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE features a lewd, loosely connected collection of skits that spoof blaxploitation films, news shows, porno movies, TV commercials, kung fu flicks and more!

Lyle.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (65 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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An expecting couple, Leah (Gaby Hoffmann - Emmy nominee: GIRLS & TRANSPARENT) and June (Ingrid Jungermann), move into a Brooklyn brownstone apartment with their toddler daughter, Lyle. Despite the strange baby-obsessed landlady downstairs and the group of female models who live above them, the two are happy with their new apartment until a bizarre accident leads to the death of Lyle. Months later, Leah is still grief-stricken, trying to make sense of Lyle's death, her landlady's odd behaviors, and her attraction to one of the models upstairs. As Leah prepares for her home birth, she begins to suspect the neighbors are involved in a satanic pact and fears for her unborn baby.

My love, don't cross that river.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country's most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. 100-year old lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.

Sorry, Rabbi.

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (12 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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After a fight with his girlfriend, Josh finds himself confronted by a group of angry Hasidic Jews.

How to look at and understand great art. Episode 29, From realism to impressionism

November 7, 2017
1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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In canvases of Millet, Courbet, and Manet, observe the Realist ideals of honesty, simplicity, and descriptive colors in revealing contemporary experience. Then, explore the phenomenon of Impressionism, highlighting Renoir, Monet, and Degas - their fascination with natural light, quest to capture the moment, and iconic subject matter of middle-class leisure life.

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